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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

7/24/14  Vol 5.19
Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$4.28 /gal   &
Diesel  $4.25 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Saturday, Jul 26th 
Highs in the 80's
and lows in the 60's.

H 11:55 pm L 6
:05 pm  
Sunday, July 27th
Chance of T. Storms 
 Highs in the 80's  
and lows in the 60's
L 6:5 am H 12:34 pm 

See what the ships stores at Rex and Cove have for your FUN day on the boat.  


Check out the new delivery of HELLY HANSEN
rain gear at the Norwalk Cove Store

Rex Store now stocks Evinrude E-Tec  

outboard oil  


Mini Golf  is OPEN
Summer Hours

Open 10:00 till 10:00
Every Day   

- weather permitting -

Busloads of kids have been visiting!

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Cove Store Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:00 - 7:00 
Fri, Sat 8:00 - 8:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

-Weather Permitting-

Captains Cup Hours

7 Days a Week
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
-Weather Permitting- 


Rex Store Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30
Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00 
Fishing Report ! 
Captains Cup Coffee

Featuring coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte, plus teas, iced coffee, several flavors of fruit smoothies, baked goods, croissants, muffins plus healthy breakfast choices like juices, oatmeal, yogurt, and a daily hot
soup or Chili.

In addition, we now offer
fresh egg burritos, egg sandwiches and fruit cups delivered daily from Cove Deli!

Rigging Department  

at Norwalk Cove  

Need new lifelines, halyards, radar mast or bracket, custom docklines ?  



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Boating Videos
and Links

Ultra-Luxury Private Submarine Comes With a Pool


Brought to you by Rex Marine,

Upcoming USCG Auxiliary Courses 


Please keep your dog on a leash
in the Marinas and on the docks. Thanks! 
Sea Scouts Ship 6 is Recruiting New Members. 
Ship 6  has big plans and  
needs to"grow the crew"  
to make them happen!

If you know of a teenager,  
14 and up, who might be interested in this great  
co-ed program, send them  
the links below... 
E-Mail, Phone or Click: 

Web Site:  
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This Saturday at 11:30
The Dinghy Poker Run  
@ Norwalk Cove 
Saturday, July 26th 

Are you ready for the 3rd Annual Dinghy Poker Run??  

Participants of all ages are encouraged and everyone is welcome!  


Dinghies, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (water pistols are encouraged).   Join your friends and enjoy a fun day on the water!


There will be 5 card pick-up checkpoints around the harbor.  

Collect a playing card (in an envelope) at each checkpoint.    

Bring the envelopes back to the finish and find out what hand you have for a prize!


Check In and Late Registration is at 11:00 and Game time is noon - 3:00 pm followed by a BBQ and awards at our beautiful venue "Harbor View at Norwalk Cove" for all participants.   


Entry fee is $5 per 'hand' and multiple hands per dinghy are allowed. Winner takes the proceeds!!

Click HERE for the Rules and to Register  
 Click HERE for past year's pictures

Considering a Boating Outing to New York City?
The same skills needed to boat safely around Norwalk hold true in NYC (there are just more BIG ships).  The Safe Harbor.US website has a wealth of information that applies to both locations and will enlighten you to other boater's concerns while navigating. 

The Port of New York and New Jersey port district encompasses an area of about a 30-mile radius of the Statue of Liberty. This system of navigable waters runs over 650 miles of shoreline, and is considered one the finest natural harbors in the world. The port is, by tonnage, the third largest in the United States and the busiest on the East Coast.
Check out their website at

Here are links to additionsl informative videos that give insight into how the "other half" approaches boating...

Sharing the Blue Highway...  
Power Boaters... 



The Mariner's Guide to the Port of NY and NJ:
Full Length Video...  

Book Signing at Norwalk Cove Ships Store


Meet Lisa Wilson Grant, author of Norwalk - Images of America
Saturday, August 2'nd at Cove 9:30 - 12:00 noon.

Norwalk is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America. The book, by local author Lisa Wilson Grant, uses stunning vintage images and postcards to illustrate the history of this town. 


Highlights of Norwalk include:


  • Images from private collections - not found in other books.
  • The book includes rare views of Norwalk's biggest industries, oystering, hatting, mills and factories.
  • New York City's "Boss Tweed" Marcy's four henchman owned summer residences by the shore in South Norwalk.

Get your signed copy August 2nd!  

Primo Bar-B-Que Starts HERE
               Special on Bar-B-Ques at Rex

Grilling aboard is a great way to enjoy your time on the boat. Stop by the Rex store to pick up a Kuuma stainless steel propane grill and bring great food to your boat this weekend.

Say you saw this in
Harbor Talk
and get $20 off!

Huntington Lighthouse Festival  - August 30th


A great on-the-water party accessible only by boat! Bands play from the roof of the Lighthouse to an fleet of anchored boats from 11 am til dusk.


Read THIS article or 

See THIS website for info.

AIS Grows Up    


AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a tracking system originally developed to allow commercial port operations Vessel Tracking Service managers identify, locate and track large commercial vessels. Legally, all passenger ships (regardless of size) and all ships of over 300 Gross Tons are required to transmit their AIS information and use the information received from other ships while navigating.


AIS has trickled down to pleasure boating in a big way since it was first mandated on commercial ships in 2002. Prices have dropped and new features have blossomed.  



If you haven't yet experienced what AIS can do for you on your boat, click HERE to see a web based presentation of vessels in your area. Note that vessel types are color coded for identification, Blue = Passenger, Green = Cargo, Red = Tankers, Yellow = High Speed Craft, Blue = Tugs & Pilots, Purple = Yachts and smaller vessels.  Click on any vessel and see all their pertinent data and even a picture!


For more about AIS, Click HERE     

Things To Do:       

The Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach.

Held in the city park next to Norwalk Cove Marina. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper.  Be prepared to sing along or get up and dance!

WED, JULY 30, 2014, (raindate: July 31)

6:30 pm ... Kid's Show...TBA

7:30 pm ... Concert: ABBA Girls  (the ultimate ABBA tribute band) 

Click HERE for the schedule of Wednesday evening concerts. 


July 26 - 27 2014  Antique and Classic Yacht Rendezvous  Mystic Seaport


July 25 - 27 2014  Newport Folk Festival   

 Fort Adams  



The VIBES - Bridgeport July 31st - Aug 3rd

Gathering of the Vibes is an annual music, arts and camping festival now in its 19th year. Rock On! 


Hint:  You can hear the music from the water! Seaside Park, Bridgeport

Info HERE 
2014 SWIM Marathon is August 2nd. 
Boat Captains are Still Needed 

To register, please click...  HERE  
For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click..... HERE

Things to Do and See, Fun Activities,
Courses and Seminars
On a final note,